Departments of Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Do you want to understand more about people and societies, and why individuals and groups make the decisions that they do? Do you want to use effective research-based strategies to help others? Do you want to empower better decision-making and help others overcome obstacles that negatively impact their well-being? Do you want to promote healthy neighborhoods, communities and societies? Do you want to provide individuals, families, or groups with various forms of assistance, such as financial aid, medical services or counseling? Do you want to work with children the elderly, victims of domestic violence, the homeless, criminal offenders or substance abusers?

    At Franciscan University of Steubenville, the department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work is committed to helping you to understand the human person, society and how to best implement change. All of this is done in light of the teachings of the Catholic Church, and in particular by emphasizing the importance and dignity of the human person and ethical behavior.

    In John10:10 we are told “I have come so that you might have life and have it to the full.” God seems to be summoning us to self-knowledge and growth to become more fully human. As a person moves toward an authentic existence he/she is moving towards the beauty of God’s image within him/her. Come and join us! Learn more about yourself, others, society and how to make a difference in the world.

  • The Core Curriculum

    This Core Curriculum "reflects our ongoing commitment to academic excellence and the integration of faith and reason. Based on the Western intellectual tradition, our Franciscan educational heritage, and the Catholic mission of Franciscan University, the new core purposefully exposes our students to more of the fundamental knowledge and critical authors they need to become well-educated Catholics" —Father Terence Henry, TOR, chancellor of Franciscan University of Steubenville

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  • Recent Blogs

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    A former Sacred Heart University student accused of making up rape allegations against two football players to gain sympathy from a prospective boyfriend faces trial this week in Connecticut on charges of falsely reporting an incident and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. She faces up to six years in prison if convicted.
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    Concerned about a nearly $3.5 million operational deficit and falling enrollments, Catholic University of America—long considered the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States—hired a group of consultants who reportedly told them the university’s religious identity was actually a liability in recruiting students.
    by Anne Hendershott
    As totalitarian modes of rule continue to decline throughout the world, readers of Minding the Campus will recognize the insidious strain of totalitarianism that has emerged on many college campuses—one that is characterized by the bullying, and sometimes silencing of faculty and students who deviate even slightly from the prescribed progressive campus politics.
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